Students from across many master programs in IE gathered on November 6th, at Serrano 99, to participate in the Start-Up Talent Forum. Participants attended the company presentations, where they learned about life at a start-up, the type of profiles these companies are looking for and information about career opportunities within these specific companies. Afterwards, a networking hub took place, giving the candidates a closer look at the companies and giving them the opportunity to network with the speakers.
Start-ups across multiple industries such as Consultancy, Real Estate, Technology and Human Resources, along with some business accelerators, presented to the audience during company snapshots. The first company to present was Opinno, a Tech Consulting company that creates ecosystems for their clients, using human centered-design to create solutions catered to customers. Wayra (Telefónica) was next up, presenting their company profile but focused on the difference between working at a start-up and a corporation.
Spot-a-Home Human Resources Director spoke about the company’s values and explained that one of the most important things they focused on is the company’s culture. The fourth to present was Sigfox, a Technology company aiming to create solutions for businesses using the Internet of Things. It is the largest European start-up to date and is currently present in 36 countries.
"Overall, the common factors among all the company snapshots were that working in a start-up is dynamic, fun, collaborative and passion-driven.
The representatives emphasized that start-ups care about customers through their helpful approach, also about their employees in the way they empower them through the company’s values."
The last two presentations were focus on Human Resources and recruitment. The first was Fundación Universidad-Empresa (FUE), which is a non-profit foundation that designs innovative internship programs targeted to current students and fresh graduates. It is an amazing tool to connect and apply to different companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals. Lastly, Job and Talent, a digital staffing agency, presented both their platform and career opportunities within their company. The speaker also talked about the start-up life, wherein she mentioned that no day is the same when working in such company.
Overall, the common factors among all the company snapshots were that working in a start-up is dynamic, fun, collaborative and passion-driven. The representatives
emphasized that start-ups care about customers through their helpful approach, also about their employees in the way they empower them through the company’s values. Moreover, start-ups are a great place to create a big impact on different sectors. Not only will employees learn from the day-to-day grind of working in an agile setting, but also serve a purpose to the needs of people and businesses.